Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102363
install chooses randomly between several possible iso images to install from
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:57 EST
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Description of problem:
the latest beta has 1 AS cd, 1 WS cd, and 2 shared cds, put in an ISO directory
like this :
if you try to install it using nfs or harddrive installation from such a
directory, that contains both AS and WS, you get one of the products installed,
and for me it was not the one i intended (i wanted AS, and got WS - i didn't
think that i had both As and WS cds in the directory). anaconda should detect
such a condition, and at least tell you that it is trying to install "such and
such" product. better yet, let the user choose. this is important, since later
there will also be ES, so 3 products with 2 shared cds, one could create 3
directories with simlinks to the nesessary iso for AS, ES and WS, but some
filesystems do not support that ...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
stock of RHAS 3 beta 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1.copy all the isos from ftp.redhat.com of the latest beta
2.install using the nfs method
Actual Results: you get WS
Expected Results: expected AS
of course, this may not be considered a bug, but a feature. for me it's
problematic if anaconda can't handle such scenario.
If not already mentioned in the documentation and release notes, my
understanding is that you cannot mix ISOs as you are trying to do.
This is by design and is not going to change at the present time. Please use
separate directories and either symlinks or hardlinks for the shared discs.